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Definition of dang

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Definition of dang (Entry 2 of 2)

: damned

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Synonyms for dang

Synonyms: Adjective or adverb

accursed (or accurst), blasted, confounded, cotton-picking, cursed (also curst), cussed, damnable, danged, darn (also durn), darned (also durned), deuced, doggone (or doggoned), freaking, goddamned (or goddamn), infernal

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In a statement, the Fire Department said they were called to the Daytona Beach Boardwalk just after 8:30 p.m., arriving to find the Sand Blaster roller coaster danging from its track and the two riders who fell lying injured on the ground. Jeff Weiner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Roller coaster derails in Daytona Beach, six injured in accident," 15 June 2018 This may be why the moment in the grocery store is so dang jarring! Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Handmaid’s Tale reaches a tipping point in the powerful “After”," 30 May 2018 And, shiver our timbers, this week's closed beta test on Xbox One and Windows 10 has honestly been promising—and sometimes danged good. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Microsoft might finally have a forward-thinking game with Sea of Thieves," 30 Jan. 2018 The Crimson Tide are just too dang good up front on both sides of the ball. Alex Hickey, ajc, "LSU-Alabama predictions: SEC Country writers’ picks," 3 Nov. 2017 Two passersby who heard him yelling for help found the man with his legs danging in the air about 8:20 p.m. Sandmeyer said the man’s body apparently did not touch the water. David Hernandez, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Man stuck upside down between rocks at Mission Beach jetty rescued," 22 Aug. 2017 These two determined brothers may not seem like the sharpest tools in the shed, but dang if they aren’t dogged in their pursuits. Katie Walsh, idahostatesman, "Soderbergh’s blue-collar heist movie a lively ride," 17 Aug. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective or adverb

College athletes can make money off their dang likeness. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Herrera's gone, what's next for Royals and worrisome about Chiefs," 19 June 2018 And then watch the Facit ESA-01 completely lose its dang mind. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Why Dividing by Zero Makes a Mechanical Calculator Go Berserk," 28 Mar. 2016 But now, after Amazon exploded, there’s so much toing and froing that the dang streetcar itself can’t get through. Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, "Getting clearer all the time: City should ban cars from South Lake Union," 21 Mar. 2018 That’s the whole dang league except for Oklahoma State and Iowa State, neither of which have a chance. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: KU’s titles, Peters trade, Royals rebuild and is the Big 12 good? | The Kansas City Star," 27 Feb. 2018 Now, if Tyson would just explain how Viserion flies with all those dang holes in his wings. . Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Game of Thrones: Did Neil deGrasse Tyson Just Solve One of Season 7’s Hottest Mysteries?," 24 Sep. 2017 The sleepless nights, the changing classrooms, and those dang blue books. Maribel Molina, ajc, "If you’ve ever taken a college final, you can relate to this Texas student’s struggle," 18 Dec. 2017 Go ahead, RichRod, let the big man explode a ball with his dang foot. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Arizona’s 320-Pound Discus Champion Lineman Wants to Be a Punter," 17 Oct. 2017 Lots of crazed, angry, upset fans out there who want their dang quarterback back. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Colts fans react to Andrew Luck being 'shut down' because of shoulder soreness," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dang


circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

Adjective or adverb

1914, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dang

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US, informal used as a more polite form of damn



English Language Learners Definition of dang (Entry 2 of 2)

US, informal used as a more polite form of damn or damned

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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